Tropical Rainforests: Example of conservation success

OCTF and Biodiversity Network seminar followed by drinks – all welcome

Speaker: Tony Juniper CBE, Executive Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF-UK and author of Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines

Join Tony Juniper CBE for this seminar where he will speak about the state of the world’s tropical rainforests and what is being done to conserve them. His talk will also explore some of the ways in which positive impacts have been achieved for conservation and set out some of the ways in which we might achieve more in future.

Tony Juniper is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist. For more than 30 years he has worked for change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels. From making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change, his work has sought change at many levels.

Tony is the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK. He began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. In 1990 he began a long period working at Friends of the Earth, initially leading the campaign for the tropical rainforests and in 2003 becoming Executive Director. Tony is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning 2013 best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? His latest book, Rainforest – dispatches from Earth’s most vital frontlines, was published in April 2018. Juniper was the first recipient of the Charles and Miriam Rothschild conservation medal (2009) and was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth (2013). In 2017 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to conservation.

On joining WWF in January 2018 Juniper remained a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and President of the Wildlife Trusts.